Wallace Berkowitz, born in New York City, made Sullivan County his home in 1960. He was a graduate of the Bronx School of Science and the City College of New York. A US Army Veteran, he served during the Korean War and was part of the Army Audit Agency.
Wally, a CPA, practiced accounting in Monticello and Liberty for 20 years, and was an active stakeholder in civic community organizations. Wally began serving on the New Hope Community Board of Directors in 1989. During his tenure, he served as Board Chair from 1994 to 2004 and as assistant secretary from 2005 to 2008.
New Hope Community has flourished as a direct result of his presense, leadership, and most importantly, his humanity.